I have BCBS and my CD57 was covered both times. I've never received a bill for it.
P.S. - an off topic question. Does anyone think my symptom and med list is too long?
Symptoms started in 2003 with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder. Took Lexapro for two years and symptoms never got better. Suffered off and on for years.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. WB was negative but had ++ on Lyme specific numbers. I decided to not do treatment because I didn't know enough.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, couldn't find the right words, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
-Chronic Lyme Disease
-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up)
-Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid)
-Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements
No.... it's about
the right length for Lyme disease - haha.... actually, I think there is a line limit.... but, I can't remember what it is.
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06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, possibly just tested positive for koseri IgA, Morganella motgani,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter i IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01).
Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600mg
"Medicare/SSDI theme song" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgHioCC3yCo&feature=related
"How much more can I take?", song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs